Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959
20A. Admission to the Foundation Course Examination
Every person applying for admission to the Foundation Course Examination shall be required to apply in the form prescribed by the Council for the purpose and produce evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that he has-
(a) Completed seventeen years of age on the date of his application; and
(b) Passed the Senior Secondary School Examination under the 10 + 2 scheme of a recognized Board or an Examination recognized by Central Government as equivalent thereto or has passed the National Diploma in Commerce Examination held by the All India Council of Technical Education or any State Board of Technical Education under the authority of the said All India Council, or the Diploma in Rural Service Examination conducted by the National Council of Rural Higher Education.